Definitions

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  • adj. Like, resembling, or characteristic of a fox; vulpine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Foxlike.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the qualities of a fox: as, foxly craft.

Etymologies

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From Middle English *foxlich (compare Middle English foxliche (adv)) equivalent to fox +‎ -ly.

Examples

  • Perhaps it was the disquieted gray eyes in the lean leathery face, or the thin-lipped mouth that I had seen close so foxly after some sanctimonious speech, or the voice which, when not savage with recrimination, could take on a sustained and calculated intonation of appeal, -- perhaps these things aroused my interest as well as my disgust.

    The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story

  • But the children of this world have worldly policy, foxly craft, lion-like cruelty, power to do hurt, more than either _aspis_ or _basiliscus_, engendering and doing all things fraudulently, deceitfully, guilefully: which as Nimrods and such sturdy and stout hunters, being full of simulation and dissimulation before the

    Sermons on the Card

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